26 days in New York City, Florida & Las Vegas Itinerary

26 days in New York City, Florida & Las Vegas Itinerary

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26 days in New York City, Florida & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Edinburgh

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation builder website .

Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see Bahia Honda State Park about 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West holiday website .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Key West reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Slough Slog) and Key Largo (Spiegel Grove & Florida Keys Visitor Center). There's lots more to do: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Miami using our trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip builder site .

Fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

7
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). The adventure continues: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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